William Eggleston, Pioneer of Color Photography

October 20, 2016


At 77, Eggleston is mischievous, beguiling, puzzling and fascinating, all in nearly equal measure. He has been called a legend and an icon. He is frequently referred to as “the godfather of color photography,” even though the sensational 1976 solo exhibit at New York’s Museum of Modern Art that established him as such was widely panned at the time. “Critics and so forth obviously weren’t really looking at this stuff,” he says today. “Didn’t bother me a bit. I laughed at ’em.”

Read the full story in the New York Times.

Lighting Poster

October 4, 2016
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Just for Fun

October 1, 2016


Cleveland Print Room Photography Exhibition

September 26, 2016


Cleveland Print Room (map)
Perpetual Ephemera: The Works of Preston Buchtel, Ryn Clarke, Hadley K Conner, and Raheleh Mohammad
Friday, Sept. 30, from 5 to 9 p.m

The Fall gallery schedule begins with Perpetual Ephemera, a group show featuring the work of four area artists — Preston Buchtel, Ryn Clarke, Hadley K Conner, and Raheleh Mohammad – creating mixed media pieces and assemblages incorporating a variety of photographic processes. It opens with a reception Friday, Sept. 30 from 5 to 9 p.m., with a gallery talk Saturday, Oct. 22 at 1 p.m. It runs through Saturday, Nov. 5.

Raheleh Mohammad is an Iranian born who currently lives and works in Ohio. Photography for her is a visual experience, which allows her to capture the moments that could either convey a narrative or a fading reality in a poetic interpretation. Her focus in this exhibition is ‘distance’ and its perception in the broadest sense.

Ryn Clarke is a visual artist and photographer exploring the image-making process using a variety of photographic processes, including hand-coloring, photopolymer gravure, hand made papers, print making and encaustics.  This new work focuses on an ever-changing natural world – beautiful, even in its decay.

Preston Buchtel primarily works in the mediums of painting, collage, and photography, he often combines them, creating mixed media works.  In this exhibition, he is showing small collage/mixed media pieces drawn from work made over the past twenty years.

Hadley K Conner works exclusively with film, generating images in the darkroom using traditional and alternative photographic processes. The subject matter in this show stems from an ongoing investigation of those who embrace both the past and a sense of theatricality within designated spaces, specific events and their daily lives.

Lynda.com Free for Cleveland Public Library Cardholders

September 22, 2016


Want to learn a new skill on your own time? Lynda.com may be for you. It’s normally about $45 per month. However, Cleveland Public Library makes free subscriptions available for all of its cardholders.

lynda.com is an online learning site that hosts a constantly growing library of over 3,000 courses that include over 130,000 videos. Courses cover a variety of topics (including business, design, web development and multimedia skills) and software (Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite and open source applications) that can help you pursue personal and professional goals. These courses are delivered by expert instructors and feature searchable transcripts that make it easy to find quick answers to questions. They also feature Certificates of Completion that can be uploaded to a LinkedIn profile.


To apply for a Cleveland Public Library Card online: https://onlinereg.cpl.org/

To access Lynda via CPL: http://cpl.org/lynda/


Communication Arts Student Contest

September 20, 2016


22nd People’s Art Show Call for Work

September 15, 2016


The 22nd People’s Art Show October 28- December 8, 2016

Opening Reception: Friday, Octobe r 28th, 5pm to 8pm

The People’s Art Show is a free, unjuried , uncensored exhibition celebrating creativity, diversity, and imagination. The exhibition is open to everyone, and all entries will be exhibited.

To Enter bring one or two works of any size, in any medium, to the galleries during the drop-off times listed . Entry forms will be filled out at time of drop-off. A suggested donation of $5.00 per entry will be gladly accepted .

The Art Gallery request: a 25% donation for works sold during the exhibition. Please keep this in mind when pricing your work.

Please Use E.13th St. Entrance
Friday, October 14th and Saturday , October 15th
10am to 4pm

All entries must be delivered in person .

Pick-Up: Friday, December 9th, Saturday , December 10th,10am to 4pm

Sally Mann in the New York Times

September 7, 2016


“It’s just indescribable,” Sally Mann, the photographer and writer, was saying. She stood in the kitchen of the home she built on her family’s farm with Larry Mann, her husband of 46 years, and erupted in tears.

“I’m just trying to keep moving,” she said.

Read more about Sally Mann’s recent work after the death of her son in the New York Times.


Fall 2016

August 29, 2016

14079628_10206981474751312_6463568322455435309_nThanks to Prof. Peter Happel Christian for his list of cliche subject matter for the semester. Here is an older one.

CSU Photo has been kind of quiet over the summer. But I’m back. Check back often to keep up with all things photography and Cleveland. Have a great semester.

Cleveland Print Room’s Annual Peer Show

June 10, 2016

Cleveland Print Room
Peer Show
Opening reception: Fri, Jun 10 5 – 9pm

For the second consecutive year, the Cleveland Print Room invited both member and non-member photographers to submit new and recent work to its annual Peer Show. The response from local and regional photographers was once again overwhelming, with organizers receiving more than 150 submissions. The Cleveland Print Room hosts an opening reception from 5 to 9 p.m. this Friday, June 10. Awards will be presented at 6:30 p.m. during the opening reception…
Source: Cleveland Print Room to Honor Local Photographers in Annual Peer Show | Scene and Heard: Scene’s News Blog | Cleveland Scene